When life gives you lemons

Natural beauty products are always better, but on a college budget it is not usually first priority to pamper yourself. BUT WAIT! OMG LOOK IT’S A FACE SCRUB YOU CAN MAKE IN YOUR DORM!!!



Juice of 1 Lemon
1 T Olive Oil
5 T Sugar
1 tsp Honey

Lemon: Acts as a natural brightener while evening skin tones and lightening acne and other scars.

Olive Oil: Exceptional moisturizer that packs a powerful anti-oxidant punch against sun damage and other environmental pollutants.

Sugar: Perfect sized granules for gently scrubbing away dead skin cells.

Honey: Another moisturizer that does wonders without clogging pores. Natural anti-oxidants help slow down the again process.

Mix together all ingredients in a jar until smooth. After washing your face and while skin is still damp, gently rub exfoliator into skin with fingers in a circular motion. Great for the lips too! (I dare you not to taste it!) Rinse well with warm water. Follow up with moisturizer of choice. This recipe makes enough for 3-4 separate uses.

As far as a cost breakdown goes, it’s cheaper than cheap. The entire recipe cost is around $1.25, depending on the price of your lemon. Each recipe is good for 3-4 uses, so that’s $0.31-$0.42 per use.

~Althea Perley